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Cops shut down Brooklyn Yeshiva over coronavirus violations

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The NYPD shut down an Orthodox college in Brooklyn on Monday for violating metropolis and state social distancing restrictions.

Police stated there have been about 60 individuals inside Nitra Yeshiva at 841 Madison Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant when cops confirmed up earlier than midday and began to clear the constructing.

“All they did was go to the varsity and instructed the scholars to disperse,” an NYPD spokesman instructed The Submit. “There have been no summonses or arrests. They complied and left on their very own accord.”

A minimum of two residents within the neighborhood tipped off police, reporting that the constructing was occupied and youngsters have been seen enjoying on the varsity’s roof with out masks, NBC-Information reported.

Metropolis and state orders prohibit massive gatherings and require that residents put on masks in public as a precaution towards the coronavirus pandemic.

The NYPD has struggled to implement the social-distancing pointers in latest weeks, together with massive gatherings at Orthodox funerals and different gatherings. Most Orthodox Jewish leaders, nonetheless, have vowed to stick to the restrictions through the lockdown.

“Talmud says, ‘the regulation of the land is the regulation,’” Natfuli roster, founding father of the yeshiva reform group YAFFED, instructed The Submit Monday. “Yeshiva leaders want to revive cultural compliance with state and native laws. This is applicable to all pointers pertaining to youngsters’s education.”

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